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How can I deal with the transistion of a new stepparent?

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Feeling a bit unstable because of a new stepparent is normal.

It may help to focus on other, stable areas of your life during this transition, such as school, sports, or hobbies.

Your parent and stepparent may want you to spend time with the family to bond. This is good, but if you feel overwhelmed, let your parents know.

If you have persistent, severe anxiety, or feel angry or depressed about things, ask for help from a therapist or your primary health care provider.

From: Living With a Stepparent WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

King, V. , 2006.  Journal of Marriage and Family

DeAngelis, T., , 2005. Monitor on Psychology

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

National Stepfamily Resource Center: "Stepfamily Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on April 23, 2018

SOURCES: 

King, V. , 2006.  Journal of Marriage and Family

DeAngelis, T., , 2005. Monitor on Psychology

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

National Stepfamily Resource Center: "Stepfamily Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on April 23, 2018

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